18 November 2014
Pédérastie passive ou mémoires d'un enculé. [Dutel 674.] [Rotterdam: Bergé-Versteeg,c.1894-1895.] [Bound with:] LE BORDELAIS. Le Bain d'Amour. [Dutel 75.] Smyrna [but Rotterdam]: Athanassi en Economos, 1892. [And:] A la campagne. [Dutel 3.] London: Société Cosmopolite, 1886 [But Rotterdam, ca. 1888]. 3 volumes in one, octavo (180 x 115 mm). (Small repair in the margin of the first few leaves, half-title soiled, the last leaf laid down; the second title with a detached leaf; some corners clipped, some short marginal tears). Near-contemporary blue half morocco, spine with red onlays and gilt, top edge gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: E.E.M. (pictorial bookplate; some careful marking of text, perhaps by the same). [Together with:] RAST, P.-D. Pédérastie Active. London and Paris: Société des Bibliophiles, 1907. Octavo (205 x 130 mm). Printed within red borders throughout. (Occasional minor wear or light spotting to deckle edges.) Original burgundy paper wrappers, price printed on the spine (spine and top edges faded, spine with small losses and creased, light wear to edges). Dutel 673; Perceau 265.
FIRST EDITIONS OF TWO RARE HOMOEROTIC WORKS. Pédérastie passive was prosecuted in Cologne in 1895, which suggests a publication date of 1894 or 1895. This group has the copy of A la campagne with the passages of sodomy very carefully marked, suggesting a keen amateur or, perhaps, a legal eye. WorldCat records only two copies each of Passive and Active.
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